Blue Bell Creameries Factory Tour - Brenham, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven
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Quick Description: Blue Bell Creameries is the manufacturer of the "Blue Bell" ice cream, the 3rd highest selling ice cream in the US.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/13/2015 5:37:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMNPF6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lord Elwood
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Long Description:
Blue Bell Creameries, founded in 1907, is the manufacturer of "Blue Bell" ice cream. Although this brand is sold in only 23 of the [US] states (mostly in the south), it is the 3rd highest-selling ice cream brand in the country; it has also been eaten aboard the International Space Station and at Camp David.

Their main factory, located on 1101 S. Blue Bell Road in Brenham, TX, offer guided tours of its facilities during the work week. As stated by one of its announcements:

"Folks of all ages seem to like our plant tour, but it may be 'cause they get to eat some of our famous ice cream when it's over. Since you can't eat Blue Bell over the Internet, you might want to tour our facility and taste the fruits of our labor for yourself. Besides, we have a little museum full of rare Blue Bell and Brenham historic photos that you'll enjoy seeing. Plus, we have a short movie about our history and how we make ice cream that is pretty darn good, too."

Please note that there are NO are no tours on Mondays or weekends (although a nearby Visitor Center and Country Store is open on Saturdays where one can shop around and find a large assortment of ice cream flavors for purchase). Also, NO photography is allowed inside the factory.

As of March 2015, tour prices are:
* Adults: $6.00
* Senior Citizens (55+) and Children (6 to 14): $4.00
* Ages 5 and under: free

As a side-note: most folks who come here also stop and take a picture by the "cow and girl" statue located by the parking lot. It is a bronze monument representing Blue Bell's logo that was created in the 1970's and is still found on all its products to date.
Free Sample Offered: yes

Gift Shop Available: yes

Restaurant/Cafe Available: yes

Length of Tour: 30-60 Minutes

Type of product manufactured: Food

Company Name: Blue Bell Creameries

Tour Hours: From: 8:30 AM To: 3:00 PM

Admission Price: 6.00 (listed in local currency)

Tour's Web Site: [Web Link]

Street Address:
1101 S. Blue Bell Rd.
Brenham, TX USA

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